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“Si se puede. Yes we can.” Before this slogan of hope and self-efficacy united a nation in the 2008 presidential election, it was the slogan of the United Farm Workers, coined by its cofounder Dolores Huerta.
Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Five Minutes With by Mary Elizabeth Lohr
Helen Thomas on women journalists, comparing wars, and undying curiosity.
Posted Monday, June 7, 2010 in Five Minutes With
Washington, D.C.’s only congressional representative talks with Campus Progress about her city’s new same-sex marriage law.
The new editorial director of Colorlines, one of the most influential newsmagazines on race and politics, talks about Obama, the left, and the future of journalism.
The new president of Emily’s List talks about her job getting pro-choice female candidates elected to public office, her political past, and the future of technology in campaigns.
This leading consumer protection advocate talks about a potential new Consumer Financial Protection Agency and what young people can do for better financial lives.
The co-author of the 2008 campaign tell-all account talks with Campus Progress about Elizabeth Edwards, the youth vote, and how campaigns have changed over time.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2010, race remains a complicated and tense issue in America. One person who knows about that is Carmen Van Kerckhove, founder of the blog Racialicious.
Posted Monday, January 18, 2010 in Five Minutes With by Kim Leung
The congresswoman discusses how young women stand the most to gain from equal pay legislation.
Posted Friday, November 20, 2009 in Five Minutes With
The author of Nickel and Dimed has a new book out that critiques “look on the bright side” culture in America.
Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 in Five Minutes With by Jake Blumgart
The infamously unapologetic animal rights group talks about its controversial advertising and its new campaign against the biggest offender in factory farming: McDonald’s.
The soon-to-be AFL-CIO president sat down with Campus Progress to talk about why more young people aren’t in unions.
The congressman is an academic, a scientist, and a policymaker. He manages to combine all three in his career.
Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 in Five Minutes With by Emily Rutherford
Ezra Klein rose quickly to become an expert in health care. He told Campus Progress about what’s really standing in the way of health care reform.
Colorado’s openly gay congressman starred in a CNN reality show, took a trip to Afghanistan, and is fighting for education reform and LGBT rights.
The Nation’s Washington editor is just 30 years old and spends his time reporting on “a very corrupt town.”
Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 in Five Minutes With by Jake Blumgart
The New York Times’ food columnist talks about food policy, learning to cook, and the connection between feminism and cooking.
Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Five Minutes With by Kay Steiger
The author of a new book on reproductive health explains how improving women’s status worldwide could help end global poverty.
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2009 in Five Minutes With by Kay Steiger
The student who went undercover at Liberty University talks about Christian education, conservative Christian views on homosexuality, and why the “God divide” is overblown.
Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Five Minutes With by Bradley Portnoy
The activist and strategist talks about why he wrote his book, the importance of thinking big, and what we have to accomplish during our “big change moment.”
Posted Friday, March 20, 2009 in Five Minutes With by Lauren Yingling